Kellahan is an internationally exhibited artist with 18 years painting and curating experience. In 2011 she was selected
represent New Zealand at the Biennale of
Chianciano in Italy. 160 artists worldwide participated, Kellahan won third
place in the Leonardo Prize, Works on Paper
In 2011 she was a
finalist and in 2009 Kellahan won the
prestigious trans-Tasman Cricket Art Prize
in Australia. Her work was exhibited around
Australia. Kellahan has exhibited at the
2006 Florence Biennale in Italy, and her
work featured in Denis Robinson's book, 'New
Zealand's Favourite Artists'.
self-taught, she attended courses at Central
St Martins and Camberwell College of Arts in
London. Her work was selected by the Royal
Academy of Arts, London in 2000.
Born of a mind
fascinated by tension and abstraction,
Kellahan's paintings draw on atmospheric
ambiguity and intuition. She manipulates
scale, organic textures and constrained
tonal variety to achieve strong works imbued
with light and potency.